The Dutch national museum focuses on art from the country’s Golden Age. The collection of beautifully silent Vermeer paintings and darkly dramatic Rembrandts is unparalleled.
Although it is often crowded, the Van Gogh Museum has an incredible collection of the renowned artist’s paintings.
Features fascinating displays showing how the city developed.
A must for contemporary art buffs.
National Maritime Museum. Explore the ways in which the Dutch culture has been shaped by the sea.
Our Lord in the Attic. Because Amsterdam was a resolutely Protestant city, Catholics couldn’t worship in the open. A wealthy Catholic merchant converted the top three floors of a canal house into this impressively large, secret church.
Jewish Historical Museum. Collections that illuminate Dutch Jewish life. Within the museum, you’ll find the Jewish Historical Children’s Museum, which is dedicated to Jewish life from a child’s perspective.
Contains a rich collection of Russian art and masterpieces of Van Gogh.
A self-explore museum is great for children, as you can do all kinds of activities yourself and explore how everyday things work
Cat Cabinet. Boasts a fun collection of art showing the world through cats’ eyes.
This free gallery has a number of well-executed monumental paintings of the historic Civic Guards displayed in a two-story, light-filled alleyway.
Excerpt from the July 2012 Traveler.